Gamecocks Rank High in Graduation Success Rate
Latest GSR Numbers Released by the NCAA
The University of South Carolina athletic program ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in the latest Graduation Success Rate, released Tuesday by the NCAA.
The Graduation Success Rate measures the number of scholarship student-athletes that graduate within a six-year period of their initial full-time enrollment.
For this report, the rates are based on student-athletes who entered college in the fall of 2013. The rate shows the percentage of student-athletes who earned a degree by the spring of 2019. The four-year cohort of student-athletes who began college in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 is also included.
South Carolina’s athletic teams had a 95 percent score, which is second in the SEC behind only Vanderbilt (97) in the GSR, and second in the state of South Carolina, behind only Wofford (97). Of the over 350 schools in NCAA Division I, South Carolina’s score tied for 43rd overall. South Carolina’s Football GSR score (89) ranked second among SEC schools, second among South Carolina schools (Wofford) and tied for 19th among all FBS schools.
Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Men’s Track and Field, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Tennis, and Volleyball
all had perfect GSR scores (100).
“Our student-athletes never cease to amaze me with their dedication to academic excellence,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “They know how important it is to a lifetime of success. I appreciate the work of our Office of Academic Services and Student Development, under the direction of Maria Hickman, for preparing our student-athletes for graduation and on a course for achievement.”
“These numbers show the importance placed on graduation for all students here at South Carolina,” stated Maria Hickman, Executive Associate AD. “Graduation is the ultimate goal, and our student-athletes buy into our program, they utilize resources provided, and our numbers reflect their hard work and commitment to academics.”
Gamecock Athletics has a track record of academic success, achieving a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in 27 straight semesters.